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American states ‘thriving’ in Panama Papers fallout

American states ‘thriving’ in Panama Papers fallout...

US states including Delaware and Nevada are bucking a trend that has seen the number of new tax shelters drop by a third globally, according to one of the co-founders of Mossack Fonseca, the law firm at the epicentre of the Panama Papers fallout.

Published : 21, Apr 2017
Strong demand sees UBS cut fees on inflation-protected ETF range

Strong demand sees UBS cut fees on inflation-protected...

UBS Asset Management has cut the fees on its new exchange traded funds (ETFs) which track a benchmark index for US Treasury Inflation Protected Securities (Tips) after recording $470m (£366.4m) of inflows in less than seven months.

Published : 20, Apr 2017
Expat cities among the most expensive for rent

Expat cities among the most expensive for rent...Lock icon

Hong Kong, Dubai and Singapore are some of the most expensive cities in the world when it comes to how much people have to earn to pay rent but they do not top the list, research from UK property selling start-up Nested has found.

Published : 19, Apr 2017
Focus Financial sells majority stake to two private equity firms

Focus Financial sells majority stake to two private...

Private equity firms KKR & Co and Stone Point Capital have announced plans to take a majority stake in Focus Financial Partners, a US-based network of independent fiduciary wealth management firms, in a deal worth $2bn (£1.6bn, €1.9bn).

Published : 19, Apr 2017
Best and worst expat countries for high pay

Best and worst expat countries for high payLock icon

The best places to earn a decent annual wage without having to work around the clock are in western Europe. Eastern Europe fared badly but Mexico ranked bottom, a recent report by ExpatFinder found.

Key Republicans lobby US Treasury to repeal Fatca

Key Republicans lobby US Treasury to repeal Fatca...Lock icon

Two senior Republicans have called on the Trump administration to commit to repealing the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (Fatca) as they announce plans to overturn the legislation.

Published : 7, Apr 2017
Surge in US expats declaring offshore assets

Surge in US expats declaring offshore assets

The number of American expats in the UK declaring their offshore assets to the US taxman has surged in 2017, amid fears that an Obama-era tax amnesty could be curtailed or ended by the Trump administration.

High hopes for marijuana ETF launch

High hopes for marijuana ETF launch

A ‘Marijuana ETF’ has been launched to track the performance of firms producing or selling the drug, following a boom in its trade across Canada and the US.

Published : 5, Apr 2017
Former adviser faces 20 years in jail for duping ex-Spurs star

Former adviser faces 20 years in jail for duping...

A former financial adviser is facing up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty in a multi-million dollar fraud case involving retired San Antonio Spurs basketball player Tim Duncan.

Published : 4, Apr 2017
Canada Revenue Agency warns tax protesters after arrests

Canada Revenue Agency warns tax protesters after...

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has issued a warning to residents using tax protester schemes to argue that they don’t need to pay tax after it executed three search warrants with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

Published : 31, Mar 2017
US regulator 'freezes' lottery ticket boiler room scam

US regulator 'freezes' lottery ticket boiler room...Lock icon

A boiler room scam selling shares in a lottery ticket company that spent investor money on strip clubs, among other things, has had its assets frozen by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Published : 29, Mar 2017
Best and worst countries for expats

Best and worst countries for expats

With the clock now ticking on the UK’s departure from the European Union, some people are rethinking their living and employment situation. Click through the slides below to find the best and worst expat destinations, according to research firm InterNations.

Published : 29, Mar 2017
US regulator shuts down scam targeting elderly investors

US regulator shuts down scam targeting elderly...

The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) implemented an emergency asset freeze and temporary restraining order against an investment adviser and his financial management company accused of scamming elderly investors out of millions.

Published : 28, Mar 2017
BlackRock and Vanguard call for delay to US adviser reforms

BlackRock and Vanguard call for delay to US adviser...

BlackRock and Vanguard have called on US officials to delay the introduction of landmark rules forcing financial advisers to act in the best interests of their clients, raising concerns the new regulations will confuse investors and add unnecessary costs to the financial service industry.

Published : 27, Mar 2017
US equity flows reverse as Trump rally falters

US equity flows reverse as Trump rally falters...

Equity funds suffered their first annual weekly outflows from US investors since the election of Donald Trump, according to Lipper fund flows data.

Published : 24, Mar 2017
Record inflows for US inflation-linked bond ETFs

Record inflows for US inflation-linked bond ETFs...

US inflation-linked bond ETFs saw record inflows in February, according to Lipper data. European investors are taking advantage of break-even inflation rates that are lower than they probably should be.

Published : 20, Mar 2017
Capital Group to launch US bond fund in Asia

Capital Group to launch US bond fund in Asia

Despite expectations of rising US interest rates, Capital Group intends to launch a bond strategy in Asia that targets investment grade US corporates.

Published : 14, Mar 2017
Harlequin Property creditors called to bankruptcy meeting

Harlequin Property creditors called to bankruptcy...Lock icon

Creditors of stricken overseas investment scheme Harlequin Property SVG have been invited to a meeting on 31 March 2017 to vote on the appointment of a bankruptcy trustee and investigators.

Quilter's bets on 'Trump lite'; remains wary of 'dark Donald'

Quilter's bets on 'Trump lite'; remains wary of...Lock icon

Quilter Cheviot’s Alan McIntosh is optimistic about what president Trump will mean for markets but with Brexit and European elections still to come this year, he is hedging some of his bets.

Published : 13, Mar 2017
Economy's resilience to ‘power' US equities, says Kames

Economy's resilience to ‘power' US equities, says...

A surprise rise in US business and consumer confidence during February has convinced Kames Capital’s multi-asset head to conclude that US equities have farther to climb.

Published : 8, Mar 2017

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American states ‘thriving’ in Panama Papers fallout
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